XLP : Analysis & Opinions

  1. Consumer Staples Defend against Volatility

    October 31, 2014
    Volatility has crept back into the market, but consumers can defend against price swings by investing in consumer staples.
  2. When The Market Gets Rough Turn To This ETF

    September 26, 2014
    Recent weakness in commodities and the broad market indices has led investors to start looking toward defensive sectors such ...
  3. 14 Rapid Fire ETF Ideas for 2014

    December 30, 2013
    Major equity indexes kicked off 2013 with a bang as politicians on Capitol Hill steered the nation away from the fiscal cliff ...
  4. Utilities sector looks to outperform as it breaks above resistance.

    Sector Strength Scenarios For A Consolidating Market

    December 9, 2013
    With the market in a possible consolidation, a break higher or lower could occur this week. Here are sectors to watch in ...
  5. Consumer staples could still be a value based on historical data. Investors may not want to abandon the producers of toilet paper, cereals and cigarettes just yet.

    Now Is The Time To Buy Consumer Staples Stocks

    November 20, 2013
    As the markets have swooned, so have many boring sectors. That includes consumer staples stocks. Still, the sector could ...
  6. Chart of ACHC showing the price bounce off of nearby resistance.

    Consumer Staples and Healthcare Stocks to Watch

    November 4, 2013
    During a week where the S&P 500 pulled back slightly, Consumer Staples and Healthcare were the top performing sectors. With ...
  7. Fidelity Rolls Out 10 Sector ETFs (FDIS, FSTA, FENY)

    October 25, 2013
    Wall Street was in for a mixed bag of earnings this week, with several bellwethers reporting third quarter results. 3M (MMM) ...
  8. Bullish chart of XLU heading toward the nearby resistance at $38.50

    Utilities And Consumer Staples Move Into Focus

    October 16, 2013
    Last week the top performing sectors were utilities and consumer staples. This move into more conservative sectors may be ...
  9. How To Profit From Back To School Spending With ETFs

    August 14, 2013
    With major U.S. equity indexes sitting at all-time highs and emerging markets still in a very deep hole, many on the sidelines ...
  10. The Week Ahead: Did Wall Street Strategists Jinx Stocks

    March 22, 2013
    Increasingly daring market forecasts should unpleasantly remind savvy investors of the exuberance of Y2K, and the truth is ...
  11. ETFs To Invest Like Warren Buffett

    February 7, 2013
    Warren Buffett hasn't shown much of an interest in ETFs. However, for retail investors, ETFs remove some of the risk of stock ...
  12. The Most Tradable Stock In Each Sector SPDR ETF

    December 11, 2012
    Sector ETFs give you a convenient way to monitor, analyze and trade different sectors of the economy. When the overall stock ...
  13. 3 Consumer Staples ETFs for the Shaky Market - ETF News And Commentary

    November 9, 2012
    Now that the election is over, the focus of American investors is on the fiscal cliff. While it appears as though some compromise ...
  14. Bull Vs. Bear - America Will See Another Recession Soon

    October 5, 2012
    The U.S. may be facing a new recession. Low job growth and consumer confidence are signs that things will get worse before ...
  15. The Week Ahead: What Do Sectors Say About the Economy

    September 29, 2012
    Troubling technical signals appear to be confirmed by recent movements in key sectors, driving up the possibility of a deeper ...
  16. Portfolio Pruning 101

    July 27, 2012
    MoneyShow's Tom Aspray takes an in-depth look at his successful Charts in Play Portfolio, as he looks to take profits on ...
  17. Healthcare Stocks Continuing To Outperform

    July 18, 2012
    These healthcare stocks are still on fire, with potentially more upside left. But is that actually bad for the stock market? ...
  18. Invest In Consumer Staples

    June 1, 2012
    Utility wins over extras as consumers refocus spending habits
  19. Time To Rotate Back Into Consumer Staples

    May 17, 2012
    The Consumer staples sector is the place to invest if the risk-on trade continues to unwind. XLP is the largest ETF of this ...
  20. The Week Ahead: Don't Worry About China's Growth

    March 24, 2012
    Economic news from China last week overshadowed improving technicals for in many parts of the market, including the specific ...
  21. The Week Ahead: Individual Investors Not Buying

    March 3, 2012
    There’s lots of cash on the sidelines of this aging rally, but investors should not get caught up in the hype. Instead, stay ...
  22. Consumer Staple Stocks To Watch

    February 28, 2012
    Utility wins over extras as consumers refocus spending habits
  23. Church & Dwight On Fire

    December 22, 2011
    It's not a sexy name for the holiday shopping season, but Church & Dwight investors are cleaning up.
  24. Seasick? Try A Low Volatility Fund

    November 2, 2011
    The market’s recent ups and downs have been stomach churning. Low volatility funds can help smooth out the ride.
  25. 3 Defensive ETFs with Strong Technicals

    September 1, 2011
    Some of the defensive sectors look like they will continue to show strength, says Michael Thompson, who travels the country ...
  26. Three Safe Sectors For The Summer

    July 11, 2011
    With uncertainty beginning to creep back into the markets, investors may want to take a defensive posture.
  27. Sweet Summer Sectors

    June 26, 2011
    Health care, consumer staples, and utilities have led the market this quarter, and another sector is now emerging as a strong ...
  28. Looking For Big Dividends In Telecom

    June 22, 2011
    For investors, the telecommunications sector offers high dividends as well as capital gains opportunities.
  29. 3 Consumer ETFs To Consider

    May 26, 2011
    We look at staples, discretionary and emerging consumer ETFs in the U.S. and abroad.
  30. Value In Consumer Staples

    March 10, 2011
    Consumer staples are a great way to hedge your investments during a volatile economy.
  31. 6 ETFs You Can Use To Bet Against The U.S. Dollar

    March 7, 2011
    The world is losing faith in the U.S. dollar, but these ETFs can help investors protect their portfolios.
  32. Luxury For Everyone

    February 18, 2011
    While many consumers have not returned to their free-spending ways, consumption on aspirational and accessible luxury goods ...
  33. 5 Consumer Staple Stocks To Watch

    February 14, 2011
    Utility wins over extras as consumers refocus spending habits
  34. Big Money In Private Labels

    November 9, 2010
    The growth of private label and store brands represents an interesting opportunity for investors.
  35. Looking For Safer Stocks? Check Your Pantry

    August 25, 2010
    If the economy takes another dip, consumer staples can provide strong-and-steady growth to any portfolio.
  36. The Best Stocks In The Best Sectors

    February 8, 2010
    The best-performing sectors in a market pullback will have the hottest stocks in the rebound.
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